The Love of God
by Johnny Hunt
Introduction: This letter is written by the aged John the Apostle. He has matured and in doing so, he has a good grasp on who God is. John will teach us that the fullest expression of God's love occurs when believers obey the Lord. 1 John 2:5,"But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him." I find in this…
God's Outrageous Love
by Bob Wickizer
''Blessed is the one who can love all people equally … always thinking good of everyone.'' (St. Maximos the Confessor 580-682) Less than twenty years after the crucifixion, James the brother of Jesus wrote the letter you just heard. He talks about choosing sides and favoritism when it comes to the poor. But this is a process we do in all walks of life and we need to address the issue of playing favorites...
The Mad Love of God
by Robert Walker
Andrew Greenly the author writes this way in a moment of flashing illumination Greenly says, "Our God is not patiently standing by and waiting for us to offer love but He is actively and vigorously perusing us. In the Old Testament we see this God of grace wheeling and dealing in the desert seeking men. And in the New Testament the Father running down the trial to embrace the prodigal son before he can speak is constriction...
The Love of God
by Jesse Hendley
Today my subject is "Walking with God in the Love of God." The greatest book in all the world on LOVE is the Bible. The greatest, most heart-warming truth in the Bible is the truth of the love of God. There are many great statements in the Bible about love. Paul's words in I Corinthians 13 are some of the greatest. I do not know of a clearer, more searching, and more blessed revelation about love than is presented in this wonderful chapter. We need it, need to study it, need to live it. However, to my own soul, I John 4:7-21 is the sweetest, most glorious and comforting revelation from God about His heart of love toward us than is found in any literature I have ever seen...
No Greater Love (8 of 8)
by Jeff Schreve
I heard about a lady. She owned and operated her own nursery. And she said that one day a 4 year-old girl was brought in for her to watch during the day, to take care of during the day, and this girl was different from other girls. She was born in a prison. Her mother was incarcerated for drugs and had taken drugs all throughout her pregnancy, and so this little baby was born and she was a ''crack'' baby. And she had many, many problems and she had many fears. And she never spoke to any of the people at the nursery. And she would have fits of rage...
God's Loyal Love (1 of 2)
by Doug Tegner
Something deep within us is moved when we see a loyal love spurned. People substituted outward (external) forms for the inward realities. All types of sin was rampant. Great moral and spiritual decline was evident...
The Love of God (4 of 6)
by Ken Trivette
When a person sets out to learn about God, that person begins a journey that will take them down many paths. God is so great and so magnificent that when a person travels down one path, they find that it only opens into numerous other paths, with each additional path leading into even more numerous paths. It will not take a person long in his quest to know God to join with the Psalmist in saying, ‘‘Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised...
The Prisoner of God's Love (2 of 10)
by Donald Cantrell
''A certain medieval monk announced he would be preaching next Sunday evening on ''The Love of God.'' As the shadows fell and the light ceased to come in through the cathedral windows, the congregation gathered. In the darkness of the altar, the monk lighted a candle and carried it to the crucifix. First of all, he illumined the crown of thorns, next, the two wounded hands, then the marks of the spear wound. In the hush that fell, he blew out the candle and left the chancel. There was nothing else to say.'' Source Unknown Introduction: In this passage we find that the apostle Paul refuses to esteem himself as an Apostle or a noted preacher, but establishes himself as a prisoner of Jesus Christ...
God Is Love, I Am Loved (3 of 8)
by Lenny Ports
Continuing in our sermon series we are calling GOD IS…. I AM…. Today's message is regarding the love of God. God is LOVE, therefore, I am loved. Last week, when we said that God is the ''I AM'' He is everything you need and He is all things to His people at all times. So we conclude that when God is your I AM, He imparts to you that aspect of His being that you need. So when you are sick, He is your Healer. When you are lost, He is your Savior, When you are attacked by the enemy, He is your deliverer. And when you need love, He is love...
What the Cross Says about God's Love (2 of 6)
by Jonathan McLeod
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—-though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—-but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. GOD IS LOVE If someone were to ask you, “"What is love?”", how would you define it? The English word “"love”" has many different meanings. (For example, “"love”" can mean “"a score of zero in tennis.”") When I was a kid, I..